Category: Health & Fitness

Britain is putting a sugar tax on soft drinks

Soft drinks on a supermarket shelving in London. Image: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire /Associated Press By Rachel Thompson2016-03-16 14:01:15 UTC LONDON — The British government has revealed plans to levy a sugar tax on soft drinks, which they claim will raise £520m for primary school sports. The tax will be imposed on soft drinks manufacturers, rather…

6 exotic dishes you need to track down now

When was the last time you tried something new, or broke out of your comfort zone? It’s easy for us to sink into a routine, especially when it comes to our food choices. But, like food, life is better when it isn’t stale. Trying out different cuisines is an easy way to escape from the…

Scientists identify the roots of violent behavior in the brain

Illustration of the hypothalamus in a human brain. Image: SEBASTIAN KAULITZKI/Science Photo Library/Corbis TALAL AL-KHATIB for Discovery News 2016-03-08 19:36:33 UTC Thinking about doing something that you shouldn’t? Those bad intentions originate from a specific part of the brain, and a new study published in Nature Neuroscience identified just where that is. The warning signs…

You can now protect your crown jewels with this 'radiation-blocking' underwear

LONDON — German students have created a pair of boxer shorts to protect men from mobile phone radiation that could, supposedly, reduce their fertility. Students at Munich Business School designed kronjuwelen — or “crown jewels” — underwear, which is woven with silver wire; something they believe can block electro-magnetic radiation pulses. The invention comes after…